Islington  Middlesex


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Islington like this:

Islington, parl. bor. and par. with ry. sta., Middlesex, in N. of London, 2½ miles N. of St Paul's, 3107 ac., pop. 282,865. Market-days, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; was a country vil. at the beginning of the 19th century; the Agricultural Hall, the largest building of the kind in London (capable of holding 50,000 people), is situated in the par. Islington returns 4 members to parl. (4 divisions - namely, North, West, East, and South - 1 member for each division); it was made a parl. bor. in 1885.

Islington through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Islington has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Islington go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Islington in Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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